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Recall of MPs Act 2015

Section 9: Recall petition to be made available for signing

51.Section 9 states that the petition officer must make the recall petition available for signature at the designated location(s) and by post throughout a six week signing period (subsection (1)). The signing period is defined as the period of six weeks beginning with the designated day. A separate petition signing sheet must be available at the designated location(s) for each person who is eligible to sign it at that designated location and by post for each person who is eligible to sign it by post (subsection (3)). Subsection (4) sets out the wording of the petition that must be included on the signing sheet. This section is subject to regulations under section 18. Those regulations may, in particular, allow or require the petition officer not to make the petition available at particular times of the day or on particular days; allocate those who are registered on the electoral register to a particular signing location; and limit the availability of the petition to those who are entitled to sign it. Subsection (5) confers power by regulations to amend subsection (4), subject to the affirmative resolution procedure (subsection (6)).

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